Smriti Mandhana’s full name is Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana. She is an amazing Indian Cricketer and plays for Women’s National Team. She was named the best Women’s International Cricketer by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), in June 2018. Mandhana was born to Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana on 18 July 1996 in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She was just two when her family moved to Madhavnagar, Sangli, Maharashtra. She completed her schooling from there. She was inspired by both her father and brother, Sharavan to play Cricket. Her brother played Cricket at the district level for Sangli. He also played the State level tournament as well in the Under-16 tournament. It motivated her to take up a career in Cricket. She was nine when she got selected in Maharashtra’s Under-15 team and got picked for Maharashtra Under-19 team at the age of eleven.
Mandhana’s family shows great supporting system aspects when it comes to her management in cricket activities. Her father takes care of her cricket programmes. He is a chemical distributor. Her mother, Smitra takes care of her diet and clothing including her other organizational things. Her brother, Shravan bowls to her in the net to the date. Smriti became the first Indian Woman to score a double century in a One-day match in October 2013. She scored 224 off 150 balls in Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara in west zone Under-19 tournament against Gujarat. In 2016, she emerged as a top scorer in the tournament by scoring unbeaten score and helped her team win a trophy. She was signed with Brisbane Heat for Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) for one year contract along with
, becoming one of the two elected Indians in the league.
She suffered from a knee injury while fielding during her bowling over against Melbourne Renegades in 2017. This ended her from participating in the rest of the tournament. She was the first Indian to play the league called Kia Super League defending champions Western Storm in June 2018. Mandhana made her test cricket debut against England in 2014 at Wormsley Park and helped her team come out with bright colours by scoring 22 and 51 in the respective innings and making a good partnership with . She batted her maiden International hundred (102 off 109 balls) at her second ODI game in 2016 in India’s tour of Australia at Bellerive Oval in Hobart.
She was named in ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016 becoming the only Indian player to have achieved the title. She sustained the injury and recovered from it; she came back into the team for World Cup 2017. She missed the world cup qualifiers and Quadrangular Series in South Africa during her five months recovery session. She scored 90 against England in Derby and even scored a second hundred against West Indies during the World cup. The team reached the final in World cup but lost to England. She scored fastest Fifty in Women’s Twenty20 International against Australian Women the 2017-18 India Women’s Tri-Nation Series. In 2018 she scored the first century in Women’s Cricket Super League 2018.